Wednesday of Christmastide, December 28, 2022
December 27, 2022
I am currently reading a very provocative book titled Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey. The book jacket describes the book as follows, “Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy by connecting to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming and naps as a foundation for healing and justice. Tricia Hersey, the founder and creator of The Nap Ministry, encourages us to elevate rest as a form of resistance and divine human right.”
A quote from the book. Rest is for the weary, for the hard workers, for those trying to make a way, for those making a way yet still suffering from disconnection, for those wondering when they will be able to get a full night’s sleep, for those thinking they aren’t worthy enough to sleep and don’t deserve rest because they have been socialized to believe this, for the faith workers and those out on the front line, to those raising children and trying to do what’s best, to the entrepreneur, to the unemployed, to the blue collar worker, to the white collar worker, to those brainwashed by a system that taught you aren’t enough unless you produce. Rest is for all of us. A global movement for all to be able to tap back into our divinity. Rest is our divine right. It is not a luxury or privilege.
I plan to incorporate a bit of what Hersey is saying into my sermon this Sunday. I hope you will join us for worship, song, prayer and communion on the first day of 2023.
Until then, get some rest.
From Pastor Carolyn